Equinox divides the day and night equally. It is also known as Mabon.
Let us take a moment to
pay our respects to the impending dark and give thanks to the
waning sunlight as we store our harvest of this year's crops. The
Druids call this celebration, Mea'n Fo'mhair, and honor the The Green
Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of
ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer were appropriate at this time. Wiccans celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone,
and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth.
There are various other names for this Lesser Wiccan Sabbat: The Second
Harvest Festival; Wine Harvest; Feast of Avalon; Equinozio di Autunno (Strega);
Alben Elfed (Caledonii); or Cornucopia. The Teutonic name, Winter
Finding, spans a period of time from the Sabbat to Oct. 15th, Winter's
Night, which is the Norse New Year.